Guardiola is Not Happy
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not happy with the team’s lack of motivation this season. Photo by Alex Livesey/ Getty Images.

Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 30 years on Thursday. The team and fans have been ecstatic over the win. However, Pep Guardiola is not happy with his team.

Chelsea won 2-1 against Manchester City. Although Man City had Kevin De Bruyne’s amazing goal, it wasn’t enough. Chelsea had Christian Pulisic and Willian’s goals to win.

Guardiola was disappointed in his team this season.

“Maybe we didn’t arrive with the same passion; Liverpool played every single game like it was the last chance they have,” said Guardiola.

“And maybe we didn’t get that moment, especially the key moments in the first part of the season. That is the reality, that we are so far behind. Liverpool were fantastic in consistency throughout the whole season.

“We dropped points at the beginning of the season, and Liverpool didn’t drop points. We’ll have to recover for next season, to be more consistent, and recover the points we missed this season.

“That’s the reality. Two years ago we were 25 points ahead of Liverpool, and now they are this distance ahead. We cannot forget that we won two titles. This is incredible success for us, for the club; the last six, seven, eight years.

“So we have to take a little perspective, be humble, and say ‘not all the time we can win. And then we must learn what we need to do to avoid this situation again.”

Guardiola is not having to look ahead to FA Cup this weekend. Even with his focus on that, it doesn’t take away the fact it hurts to lose the title.

“Yeah of course it should be, but now we have I would say still five, six weeks of competition, especially Sunday with the FA Cup. It’s important to get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, get qualification for the Champions League, and after that the Champions League itself.

“I’ve never thought ‘always we can win’, but we can say, the last 10 competitions we played as a club we won eight titles. That’s never happened before in this country. You cannot win all the time and always.

“We missed one important central defender. That was a real big problem for us, and we didn’t show the consistency that we need to play better.

‘So I’ve never thought in my life that always you can win. What we have done in the last three seasons is incredible. And it’s so difficult to maintain this.”

There may be a chance that Man City can use the hurt to beat Liverpool when they face off on July 2.